Restoring A Sacred Voice

(Editorial note and acknowledgement of running on “Indian-Time”, Trans Day of Visibility was March 31, 2016. Below is an article from Otta Moody (Nimiipuu Nation) on the importance of giving voice to Trans Day of Visibility from a Native, Trans* and Two-Spirit experience. This story lends itself to also bring attention to April 18, 2016, …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Tuesdays! Parents of Indigenous Two-Spirit Youth

Announcing the first #Two-Spirit Tuesdays of 2016.  Two-Spirit Webinar on March 29, 2016 at 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT. Sharing Wisdom and Experiences: Parents of Indigenous Two-Spirit Youth Register for this webinar online. You will receive a confirmation email with the link and access code to connect to the webinar; use this information on the day of the event. Discussion Topics: …Continue Reading

2SJ Stands with UBC’s Pride Collective

On February 9th, the burnt remains of a Pride rainbow flag, that was raised on February 5 for the University of British Columbia’s OUTweek, were discovered. Through a facebook post on February 11th, the host organization, The Pride Collective, thanked the wider UBC and Vancouver communities for their solidarity after it became known about the …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit to join BOYCOTT

(St. Albert, AB) On February 5th, 2016, staff members and clients of Poundmakers Lodge Treatment Centre were allegedly subjected to racial profiling by the staff of a Toronto Dominion Bank located in St. Albert, AB and also by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In a interview with Two-Spirit Journal, the Executive Director of …Continue Reading

Two-Spirit Employment Opportunity

Toronto based Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is looking to fill a new position in their organization – Two-Spirit Projects Coordinator & Facilitator. With this job posting, Egale acknowledges the unique history and experience of the Two-Spirit community and how the current non-Native LGBT framework, discussions and work is inadequate when it comes to working …Continue Reading

TWO-SPIRIT PEOPLE, BODY SOVEREIGNTY AND GENDER SELF-DETERMINATION

Originally published on Sept. 21, 2015 on Red Rising Magazine: http://redrisingmagazine.ca/two-spirit-people-body-sovereignty-and-gender-self-determination As Cree people we understand that the nature of the cosmos is to be in balance and that when balance is disturbed, it must and will return. Restoring balance Two-spirit identity is one way in which balance is being restored to our communities. Throughout the …Continue Reading

Medicare To Support Gender Reassignment Surgery

(Washington, DC) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering if medicare should pay for gender reassignment surgery and gender dysphoria treatments. To assist CMS with this decision, the agency is requesting public comments and input on a review of the available evidence and conduct a national coverage determination (NCD) review to determine …Continue Reading

Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People

(Ottawa, ON) On Friday, September 25, Walking With Our Sisters opened at the Carleton University Art Gallery and will be there until October 16, 2015. Walking With Our Sisters is a massive commemorative art installation comprised of 1,763+ pairs of unfinished moccasin plus 108 pairs of unfinished children’s moccasins created and donated by hundreds of …Continue Reading

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